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Gems contributes book chapters, book reviews, gives talks

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, contributed two book chapters, two book reviews, gave two presentations.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, contributed a chapter to the book, “Muscling in on New Worlds: Jews, Sport, and the Making of the Americas,” a collection of studies that approach sport as a window into Jewish identity formation in the Americas. Gems’ chapter, titled “Jews, Sports and the Construction of an American Identity,” dealt with the role of sport in assimilation efforts of Jews in the United States.

Sheridan publishes article in Journal of Macroeconomics

Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics
Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, publishes article on manufacturing exports and growth in developing countries.

Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, published an article, titled “Manufacturing Exports and Growth: When Is a Developing Country Ready to Transition From Primary Exports to Manufacturing Exports,” in the December 2014 issue of Journal of Macroeconomics. The journal is a highly respected, peer-reviewed economics journal that focuses on the theoretical and empirical aspects of macroeconomics and monetary economics, including issues of economic growth and international trade.

Cornel West, provocative civil rights activist, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

North Central College welcomes author, academic, civil rights activist Cornel West Jan. 23 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

North Central College welcomes author, academic and provocative civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West Jan. 23 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Each year, North Central College honors and remembers King with a keynote presentation, musical tributes, a prayer breakfast and activities. This year’s theme is “A Journey Defined.” King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

Enactus students help local entrepreneur establish own business identity

Greta Karvelyte ’16, Katie Cotter ’17, Patrick Rourke ’15
North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to help local business owner rebuild, restructure and launch small business.

Four North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to make a difference in one man’s small, homegrown coffee shop, and help rebuild and restructure his business plan.

Greta Karvelyte ’16 especially felt her dreams of entrepreneurship coming true with this project. “My ambition has always been to own my own business,” she explains. “My parents and I moved here from Lithuania with the idea of the American dream. We’ve struggled through life, and from those struggles I’ve learned I want to be able to fulfill my own American dream.”

North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Wynard’s session at conference to be presented on campus at TechFest

Tammy Wynard, visiting instructor of health and physical education
Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education, presents session at American School Health Association conference.

Tammy S. Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education, presented at the annual American School Health Association conference in Portland, Ore. The conference brought together professionals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as those working in higher education, K-12 school teachers, nurses and community health education professionals.

Wynard is coordinator of North Central’s health education and wellness programs and is a member of the American School Health Association Professional Development Committee.

Caliendo publishes book on state of racial, economic inequality in U.S.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science
Stephen M. Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, published “Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise.”

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, has published a new book, titled “Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise,” by Westview Press.

North Central presents Tony Award-winning musical “Parade”

Matt Boresi ’97 to direct award-winning Broadway musical “Parade,” a tragic, true story of a man wrongly accused of murder, Nov. 13-16.

North Central College presents the Broadway musical “Parade,” winner of two Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, Nov. 13-16. The musical is based on the book by Alfred Uhry with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.

North Central College showcases work by Chicago artist through Feb. 1

Multimedia artist Carrie Ann Schumacher presents “Build Her a Myth,” an exhibit featuring sculpture-like, intricate dresses constructed from book pages.

North Central College will showcase a collection of couture dresses by Chicago multimedia artist Carrie Ann Schumacher Dec. 12 through Feb. 1.

The exhibit, titled “Build Her a Myth,” is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central celebrates Veterans Day with weeklong campuswide activities

North Central College honors its 24 student veterans and four ROTC cadets during Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week Nov. 10-14.

On Veterans Day and throughout the week, North Central College will celebrate Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week to honor and recognize its 24 student veterans and four ROTC cadets.

A highlight of the week—the playing of “Taps” and a moment of silence—takes place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at three different campus locations. All are invited to attend at any of these sites:

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